Guitarist Claims He Was Plagiarized

Legendary American axeman Joe Satriani is set for a court battle with British rocker Coldplay are claiming that the band's recent single 'Viva La Vida' uses "substantial portions" of his song 'If I Could Fly'.

Unlikely as it seems, shredding hero and axeman pin up Joe Satriani is suing Coldplay. The British group's recent single 'Viva La Vida' it is alleged, borrows massively from the Satriani song 'If I Could Fly' - presumably no relation to Orville's seminal release.

According to a report by the BBC, Satriani is seeking a jury trial and is demanding "any and all profits" the band have made from the single. Those profits mean that if he won, Satriani would be in for a massive pay day. 'Viva La Vida' was released in May and went on to top both British and American charts as well as appearing on the album 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'. That LP topped the charts in more than 30 countries on its release.

Satriani's song 'If I Could Fly' appeared on the album 'Is There Love In Space?' which was released in 2004. Whatever next? Keane sued by Napalm Death?


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